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irony
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The Brothers Karamazov
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irony
Used in
The Brothers Karamazov
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  • His liberal irony was rapidly changing almost into anger.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Is he ironical, is he jesting?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And then that ironical tone a la Heine, eh?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "What next?" he asked ironically.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mitya turned upon him a look of profound irony and intense hatred.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But Rakitin looked at him ironically and Alyosha stopped short.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He fancied besides that his brother was looking at him ironically.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Oh, the irony of fate!" cried Mitya, and, quite losing his head, he fell again to rousing the tipsy peasant.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There were two of us, my elder brother Markel and I. He was eight years older than I was, of hasty irritable temperament, but kind-hearted and never ironical.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Buffoonery in them is a form of resentful irony against those to whom they daren't speak the truth, from having been for years humiliated and intimidated by them.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He trembled for him, for his glory, and dreaded any affront to him, especially the refined, courteous irony of Miuesov and the supercilious half-utterances of the highly educated Ivan.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Receiving this amiable greeting, he stood still in silence and with an ironical air watched his son going upstairs, till he passed out of sight.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • This was unmistakably said with some malice and obviously with intention; even perhaps with no desire to conceal that he spoke ironically and with intention.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Fyodor Pavlovitch, who had given his word to sit still and be quiet, had actually been quiet for some time, but he watched his neighbor Miuesov with an ironical little smile, obviously enjoying his discomfiture.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But all their efforts had been in vain and some of these suitors had been forced to beat an undignified and even comic retreat, owing to the firm and ironical resistance they met from the strong-willed young person.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And a pliable imagination persuaded her, we must suppose, for a brief moment, that Fyodor Pavlovitch, in spite of his parasitic position, was one of the bold and ironical spirits of that progressive epoch, though he was, in fact, an ill-natured buffoon and nothing more.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He only touched again, lightly and ironically, on "romancing" and "psychology," and in an appropriate place quoted, "Jupiter, you are angry, therefore you are wrong," which provoked a burst of approving laughter in the audience, for Ippolit Kirillovitch was by no means like Jupiter.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Besides the long fleshy bags under his little, always insolent, suspicious, and ironical eyes; besides the multitude of deep wrinkles in his little fat face, the Adam's apple hung below his sharp chin like a great, fleshy goiter, which gave him a peculiar, repulsive, sensual appearance; add to that a long rapacious mouth with full lips, between which could be seen little stumps of black decayed teeth.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Your eyes are yellow," Smerdyakov commented, without the least irony, with apparent sympathy in fact.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • What's the matter?" he went on; but the surprise in his face gradually passed into a smile that became more and more ironical.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He is so in love with truth—" The visitor talked, obviously carried away by his own eloquence, speaking louder and louder and looking ironically at his host.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "As to the opinion of my learned colleague," the Moscow doctor added ironically in conclusion, "that the prisoner would, on entering the court, have naturally looked at the ladies and not straight before him, I will only say that, apart from the playfulness of this theory, it is radically unsound.  (not reviewed by editor)

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